Here’s my version. “Woman in the Mirror”.
Like OH YEAH, these suckers GOTTA GO.
Mirror, mirror on the wall? More like “mirror mirror” get your A@# OFF my wall!!
(Preferably without breaking because I’m not digging that whole seven years of bad luck deal.)
Mirror Cutting Supplies:
How to Cut Mirror:
2.) Rub the area of the mirror that is about to be cut with some vegetable oil (helps prevent chipping).
3.) Using an inexpensive mirror/glass cutting tool, score the glass by running the tool down your straight line, applying some pressure as you go.
4.) Move the scored line to the edge of your work surface, and apply a bit of downward pressure. It should break right along your score.
5.) Using a sanding block, lightly “sand” the cut edge to knock down the sharp edges.
6.) Seal the newly cut edge by “painting” some clear nail polish along it.
7.) Affix mirror to wall with mirror clips (only if you are re-installing the mirror now).
It could have been even easier if instead of angled cuts for the frame we just kept everything 90°. But Dave had gotten a new Kreg jig for Christmas that he had been dying to try out, so he wanted to make the angled cornered frame and use the new joiner.
Supplies for making the DIY Mirror Frame
frame material (we used reclaimed barnwood)
Steps for making the DIY Mirror Frame:
1.) Rip the barnboard down to the desired width using our table saw. We used a width of about 4″, but you could rip them to any size that works for your project.
2.) To make the frame sit on top of the mounted mirror, we used the table saw to cut a groove in the edge of each of the boards. The groove was about 3/4″ wide and 1/2″ deep. This is not hard, just takes about 10-12 passes on the table saw for each board. **Tip: make sure you lower the blade so you don’t cut all the way through the board…that would make for a bad day…
3.) Cut the 45° angle on the boards. We used a mitre saw, so this job was pretty easy. I cut one 45, then measured from the top of the board the “overall” length that you need (outside dimension). I then cut the second 45, in the opposite direction.
4.) Time to join. The Kreg Jig luckily comes with great instructions. Follow these and you will be just fine. Once you have have the holes drilled, lay the boards on a flat surface and screw them together…you will be amazed how well this works…I was!!
5.) The frame is now complete, before you mount the frame to the wall…you need to make notches where the mirror hangers are located. We used a 5/8″ drill bit. Hold the frame up on top of the mirror and mark where the hangers are located. Drill out a pocket for the hangers to go into. You might need to do repeat this process a few times until it fits just right.
6.) Mount the frame to the wall with drywall screws.
And below, you can see one of the drywall screws. When you step away from it, they are barely visible. We could have made the project harder and tried to disguise them, but sometimes, you just wanna check something off your (long) list and move on. These were supposed to look rustic anyhow, so a couple of screws wasn’t going to bother me.
OH YEAH we’re done.